About Us

THE MEANING OF (OUR) LIFE

At College Recruiter, we create great candidate and recruiter experiences. Our interactive media solutions connect students and grads to great careers, because we believe every student and recent graduate deserves a part-time, seasonal, internship, or entry-level job that is right for them.

OTHER THAN YOU, WHAT WE VALUE

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Enthusiastic, passionate, tenacious, and fun
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Continuous improvement
  • A positive customer experience!

OUR SORDID PAST

Founded in 1991 as a publisher of campus maps and employment magazines, our mission has always been to connect great organizations with students and recent graduates. Our niche job board went live way back in 1996, which was a year after Yahoo! launched, two years before Google went live, and eight years before the birth of Facebook.

The Boring Stuff

College Recruiter is the leading job search site used by students and recent graduates of all 7,400+ one, two- and four-year colleges and universities who are seeking internships, part-time jobs, seasonal work, and entry-level career opportunities.

Our customers are primarily Fortune 1,000 companies, federal government agencies, and other employers who want to hire dozens, hundreds or thousands of students and recent graduates each year.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Today, College Recruiter is certified as a woman-owned, small business (WOSB), led by wife and husband Faith and Steven Rothberg.

FAITH ROTHBERG

CEO

Faith's career has always been at the intersection between business and technology. She started as a programmer for Ford Motor Company, graduated from the University of Michigan with an MBA, was a manufacturing information technology consultant with KPMG, served as a project manager for Wells Fargo, and then staged a bloodless coup after joining the business her husband founded, College Recruiter.

Faith's passion for helping young adults find great careers is evident in everything that College Recruiter does. As its integrator, Faith is the hub around which the organization revolves.

STEVEN ROTHBERG

FOUNDER

Steven's entrepreneurial spirit was evident from an early age. Disciplined in fifth grade for selling candy during math class and in college for running a massive fantasy hockey league, Steven managed to channel his passions into something more productive after graduate school.

A fully recovered lawyer, Steven founded the business that morphed into College Recruiter and now, as its visionary, helps to create and refine the company's strategy and leads its business development efforts.

Matt Peterson

Manager of Product Development

Matt is a front-end developer turned project manager. He is the primary point of contact between our IT and other departments.
He has 15+ years of experience in web development, 10 of which are in the job board industry.

Paul Salvucci

Operations Manager

Paul comes to College Recruiter with a wealth of experience as Chief Financial Officer and Operating Officer positions. In his operations manager capacity, he manages our finance and customer service and delivery departments. Coming on board as an the head of a newly established Advisory Board in January 2017 and continued in that capacity until April 2020 when he tested the waters as a part-time consultant. He took to the College Recruiter culture almost instantly and added great value quickly. Paul became a full-time part of our management team in June of 2020.

He has 25+ years in the human resource staffing industry and also in the capacity of both financial management and operations management.

He is focused on establishing business strategies to optimize operations to achieve growth and profit improvement.

ADVISORY BOARD

Richard Harris

Area Managing Partner at Fortium Partners LP

Richard Harris is a seasoned executive with a broad range of Information Technology (IT) management experience at Chief Information Officer (CIO) and consultative levels. He is practiced in management, strategic planning, web development and e-commerce services. His 30 plus years of continuous work experience include progressive increases in responsibility. He has been at a senior executive level for over 15 years, with experience in the US and Europe.

George LaRocque

Senior Vice President of Insights for UNLEASH

George LaRocque is a leading human resources technology (HR tech) analyst and advisor, founder of #HRWins reports on innovation in HR technology, Event Director UNLEASH North America, original Founder and Conference Chair for InfluenceHR where vendors learned to transform their marketing strategies, and go-to-market consultant both for HR-related technology and services and the human capital management (HCM) marketplace. He has launched market-leading business-to-business (B2B) HR tech brands to profitability, funding, or both. He speaks frequently at conferences on trends impacting HR and HR technology. He also speaks to the vendor community about taking their technology to market.

George has over 20 years of general management, marketing, sales, and sales management experience building companies that provide cloud-based software using the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model. He is widely recognized as a expert in how organizations can drive revenue by providing SaaS-delivered solutions to enterprise- and small-and-medium-business (SMB) markets.

Kara Yarnot

Vice President, Strategic Consulting Services at HireClix

Kara Yarnot is Vice President, Strategic Consulting Services at HireClix, a leading recruitment advertising and consulting firm. HireClix's consulting practice provides talent acquisition consulting and advisory services to employers in a variety of industries and markets. Her areas of expertise include recruitment strategy, technology evaluation and selection, social recruitment, talent branding, process and technology optimization, and ROI evaluation.

Kara has over 17 years of experience in talent acquisition at Fortune 500 companies as SAIC, Boeing, and Intel (where she started her career as a college recruiter). She founded Meritage Talent Solutions, a strategic recruitment consulting firm, in 2013 to bring innovation and disruption the talent acquisition industry. In 2017, HireClix acquired Meritage and Kara joined the leadership team. She provides strategic services to clients in a variety of industries, including energy, construction, technology, government contracting, healthcare, and non-profit.

CONTENT EXPERT BOARD

Devin Barnas

Senior Campus Recruiter

Devin Barnas is a Senior Campus Recruiter at PEAK6 Investments. He is responsible for managing the university talent team and strategy in order to grow the PEAK6 businesses. Prior to joining PEAK6, Devin worked in public accounting for seven years. He discovered his passion for college recruiting when asked to help grow the firm's campus program. Developing relationships with eager students and helping them find the right career fit via a positive candidate experience prompted Devin to transition to a career in talent development. Devin is an inclusive team player often found using his people skills and love of personality assessments to cultivate an atmosphere where employees and coworkers can become the best versions of themselves. In his spare time, Devin works feverishly in his garage rebuilding cars and engines for fun.

Jeff Dunn

Campus Relations Manager at Intel Corporation

I am a subject matter expert on interviewing and job search strategies, and I enjoy public speaking. I am passionate to help others reach Career Bests! I welcome opportunities to speak to groups of job seekers at all levels about resumes, networking, interviewing and other job search topics.

Martin Edmondson

Chief Executive at Gradcore

CEO of Gradcore, specialising in graduate recruitment, employment and employability, with the aim of maximising graduate potential for organisations, universities and places.

Wide range of experience and skills, gained from working across the public, private and third sectors.

Track record of delivery in both graduate recruitment and Higher Education. Founder of the Graduate Employment Conference, and experienced public speaker having contributed to graduate recruitment and employability conferences in the UK, Europe and the US.

Lorenz Esposito

Senior Digital Marketing Strategist at Blue Hands Digital

Lorenz is young, ambitious and passionate about Employer Branding and Talent Communication. Lorenz moved from the USA to Stockholm to kick start his career. Since his move a couple of years ago, he has made himself known in the employer branding world through his energy and passion on LinkedIn. Some have even gone on to say he is “one of the best marketers I’ve ever seen in the talent space."

Dr. Phil Gardner

Director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University

Philip D. Gardner is Director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University. Dr. Gardner has been with MSU for 28 years after receiving degrees from Whitman College (BA in Chemistry) and Michigan State University (Ph.D. in Resource & Development Economics/Public Policy). His major areas of research include the transition from college to work, early socialization and career progression in the workplace, workforce readiness, and other areas related to college student studies.

Rishav Khanal

CEO & Co-Founder InPerson

As a former food stamp and free lunch recipient, I have lived through hardships faced by many Americans. The experience of having lived in underrepresented districts and in a third world country gives me perspective not shared by many. In fact, it allows me to draw in the voices of those who feel as though they are not heard.

After college I went to work for LinkedIn. I learned all about the HR world and set out to improve Early Talent Hiring. I started off interviewing high functioning individuals like Wes Bush (Then CEO of Northrop Grumman) & Fred Gaudelli (Executive producer of the Super Bowl). I then co-wrote the bestselling book Experience Over Degrees. The book was distributed at Syracuse, VT, and 9 other universities. This journey of empowering students led me to co-founding inPerson at the beginning of 2020. The problem we’re solving for is a lack of meaningful diversity recruitment marketing efforts to attract candidates from different backgrounds.

Alexandra Levit

Consultant at PeoplesResults

Alexandra Levit's goal is to prepare organizations and their employees for meaningful careers in the future workplace. A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, and Forbes, Alexandra has authored several books, including the international bestseller They Don't Teach Corporate in College.

Jillian Low

Director of University Partnerships for CRCC Asia

Jillian recently completed her Master of Arts at University College London Institute of Education. with a focus on educational planning, economics, and international development. This greatly increased her analytical and reporting skills while increasing her awareness in educational access, corporate social responsibility, global citizenship, and workforce development.

Jillian's current role at CRCC Asia has furthered her experience in supporting student professional development and education, international experiences and program management. Through the role, she is able to support partnership growth, building new custom programs in all eight program locations for universities as well as knowledge building through conferences and learning networks. These included the opportunity to present at conferences including the Global Internship Conference, Pennsylvania Council for Education, and NAFSA Regional Conferences.

Joanne Meehl

Principal at Joanne Meehl Career Services LLC

Career coaching and consulting for professionals (managers, directors, VP, C-level, individual contributors), young professionals. I help you decide your core career focus, get you to define your VALUE in the marketplace, help you market yourself through sparkling resumes/LinkedIn and other media, then coach you until you land a new job AND help you make it stick.

In December of 2016, I was thrilled to be asked to join the by-invitation-only Forbes.com Coaches Council. Look for my writing there, as well as on the SkyWater Search blog, guest blogger since 2014. In March, I was honored to be appointed to the CollegeRecruiters. com Panel of Advisors.

Toni Newborn, J.D.

Diversity and Consulting Services Manager

I am currently serving as the Diversity and Consulting Services Manager for the City of Saint Paul. In this role, I manage the consulting services division as well as create strategic plans to diversify the city's work force from a racial equity lens.

I am also an event coordinator/producer/ consultant. Over the last five years, I have coordinated weddings, conferences, and galas.

Vicky Oliver

President at Execuchick Press

Vicky Oliver is an award-winning author of six books on career development. Her savvy career advice has been featured in over 901 media outlets, including the New York Times Job Market section, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and Esquire magazine. She has been interviewed on over 601 radio programs.

Ahva Sadeghi

Co-Founder & CEO, Symba

Ahva Sadeghi is a passionate social entrepreneur and co-founder of Symba, a venture backed and all-female founded tech startup focused on the future of work. Ahva is an economist and researcher focused on remote work and workforce development. Prior to launching Symba, Ahva worked at the US Department of State in the Human Rights Bureau and completed a civil rights fellowship with Congressman John Lewis in Atlanta. She was recently named Forbes 30 Under 30 and a Global Entrepreneur Scholar by the US Department of State.
Ahva completed her graduate studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science and received her BA from the University of Arizona Honors College. In her spare time, Ahva enjoys playing the cello.

DR. Robert Shindell

President and CEO of Intern Bridge

An experiential education research and consulting firm. Robert has spent 20 years in the career services and hiring space. He's the principal investigator of the National Internship & Co-op Study, and is recognized nationally as a thought leader on internship management, entry-level hiring, and collegiate career services effectiveness.

Bruce Soltys

Head of Talent Acquisition Sourcing Strategies at Travelers Insurance

Specialties: Campus Recruiting, Strategy Development, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Program & Project Management, Client Relationship Management & Development.

Marky Stein

CEO at work2Future Foundation

Vastly experienced radio and television guest as well as college and corporate speaker with over 25 years of experience working in the Fortune 100/500 sector, as well as government, academic and non-profits. Expert on interviewing, job seeking, changing careers in mid-life, starting and marketing a new business, new student careers and internships, how to break into nearly Impossible occupations and author of 3 bestselling books, with a recent release of From Freshman to Fortune 500: 7 Secrets to Success for Grads, Undergrads and Career Changers. Quoted in major publications including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News and many others.

Janine Truitt

Chief Innovations Officers at Talent Think Innovations, LLC

As seen in Black Enterprise Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, YFS Magazine, US News and Careers, and many other media outlets, I am an entrepreneur, mentor, coach, speaker, blogger and brand influencer. I am happily utilizing the culmination of my personal, educational, and professional experiences to provide innovative, on-demand services, trainings,media and products that arm businesses with the timely knowledge and tools they need to succeed. I am inspiring individuals from the c-suite to stay-at-home moms to recognize and utilize their full potential by nudging them beyond their comfort zones and providing a practical way to achieve success.

Penelope Trunk

Marketing. Content. PR.

Founder of Math.com, eCityDeals, Brazen, and Quistic and one of the world's most widely-read career advice experts.